[CQ-Contest] RE: The battle of the callsigns

Eric Hilding dx35 at hilding.com
Fri Jan 21 21:17:42 EST 2005

Jose, CT1BOH wrote:

 > What perhaps it not so well know, there is a callsign battle going on, 
and this
 > factor is also of great importance to the final outcome of the contest.

I discovered this *after* choosing a KP2 club call which is toooooo #&^! 
long ;-(

 > Anyway, the point is, if your objective is records, winning, etc, the 
 > way to boost your score is choosing the shortest contest call available.

 > P40E = 1,593 second * 10.000/60/60= 4,43 hours
 > D4B=1,031 seconds *10.000/60/60= 2,86 hours
 > ZD8Z=1,655 seconds*10.000/60/60= 4,60 hours
 > So the battle of the callsigns is won by D4B.

I'd love to operate a contest as "E5E"  ... most likely THEE shortest 
callsign on the planet :-)

FYI, for those seeking new/shorter calls, the little "CW Weight" (length) 
calculator on the Vanity HQ website is quite useful.


Rick, K6VVA

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